What is Springboard South?

In short, it’s  a music festival, conference and trade show designed to help independent musicians get to the next level with the help of famous artists, music professionals & great fans. We want to be many things to many groups of people – so click below and allow us to expand on the various things our festival has to offer.

You will be assigned to one of 6 different levels based on where you are in your career. The goal is to help you progress no matter what level you are at and to provide stepping stones from one level to the next. When you are ready we will showcase you to the industry as well as media and potential sponsors.

Get To Perform In Front Of The Industry * Get Information From Experts * Get To The Next Level


Springboard South is like an NFL combine for musicians. See the hottest independent artists perform live on three different stages in front of major labels, managers, agents and the media. There will be famous artists performing special sets joining the next generation of artists on stage while the cameras roll and you will be there to see and hear it all. Yes there will be 10+ cameras crews along with multi track recordings of all the action. Hollywood meets Houston for 3 days of amazing shows by 120 artists. Three of last years artists got record deals while two ended up on American Idol. This year the goal is to get twelve artists signed and you can be there cheering them on the front row. Discover the stars of tomorrow while they are being discovered at Springboard South.

Great Music * A Great Environment * A Chance To Discover The Next Big Star While They Are Being Discovered

Sponsors & Brands will have high tech/high touch interaction with both music creators & their fans. Tremendous traditional media and social media reach with a diverse viral crowd. We expect live crowds of 30,000 and a combined social media reach of over one million. Last year we shot over 130 hours of video and 15 hours of interviews which are still being released to the public.

Meaningful * Impactful * Memorable * Extended Reach